Tea Resources

 

American Tea Plantations

 

There are four (4) American Tea Plantation listed in wikipedia.org.  But in my search I found several small tea plantations that were expecting to be operational in the next year or so.  Please check them out online to learn about their history and perhaps order some tea.

  1. Charleston Tea Plantation.

This is the oldest tea plantation in the US.  It is located on Wadmalaw Island in  South Carolina.  It has the perfect sandy soils, sub-tea farmtropical climate and average rainfall of 52 inches per year.  It is currently used to produce both black and green teas and exists in over 320 varieties on the 127 acre grounds of the Plantation.  You can check it out on line at www.charlestonteaplantation.com or call to order at  843-559-0383 ex 4206. It has been bought by Bigelow tea.

  1. Fairhope Tea Plantation, Alabama

This plantation is located in Fairhope, Alabama and produces a small amount of tea. It is owned by Donnie Barratt.  Tea is still produced at the plantation in small quantities, and sold through a nearby gift shop. You can go to www.churchmouse.com to purchase the tea.

  1. Sakuma Brothers Farm, near Burlington, Washington  

They have been growing tea for over ten years.  They sell white, green and Oolong. Their white tea was reviewed on Teaviews at www.teaviews.com.  They are on 5 acres in the Skagut Valley in Washington State. Check them out at www.sakumabros.com.  Tea is available online at their store and several local Washington state markets.

  1. Big Island Tea in Hawaii

They were established in 2001 in Hawaii and produce whole leaf green and black  teas.  They have created a forest infra structure for their tea.  Check them out at  bigislandtea.com. They produce organic, artisan teas. 

 

There are also much smaller farms in Oregon, Mississippi and even New York State.  You can check them out the internet. 

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